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Page 4 -The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, July 30, 1985
Actor seeks hospital transfer

From United Press International

PARIS (UPI) - Doctors are considering a request from
actor Rock Hudson to transfer him from an isolation unit
at American Hospital to a French military medical
facility for treatment of AIDS, his publicist said yester-
The 59-year-old actor was in "stable condition" but has
not been treated for the usually fatal AIDS - acquired
immune deficiency syndrome - during his eight-day stay
at the hospital, publicist Yanou Collart told reporters.
"Mr. Hudson remains hospitalized in a special isolation
unit at the American Hospital," Collart said. "He has not

been treated for AIDS while at the hospital. His condition
remains stable. Any decision as to his transference to
another hospital is being considered by his physicians."
Collart said "It was a decision we made" not to release
details of Hudson's illness and said she had "no answer"
as to why Hudson requested a transfer to an unnamed
military hospital. She refused to answer any other
A source who asked not to be identified said Hudson
asked to be transferred to the military hospital because he
met a French military doctor and "had confidence in the

Frye warns of budget woes
(Continued from Page 1) $11 million in cuts the year before. sities a similar percentage of in-
from about 8 percent of salary in- "Those cuts were cuts sure as creases. He said that line of thinking
creases faculty and staff at "peer" shooting," Frye said. caused the downfall of the concept of
private institutions had received. "The only other source left is the Research Excellence Fund.
ACCORDING to Shapiro, Univer- tuiton," Frye said. "You have to think Gov. Blanchard had recommended
sity faculty made as much as faculty of all these factors as a web." "How that four top research universities in
at private universities such as Har- much are we willing to cut back on the state - the University of
vard and MIT a decade ago, but they broad access? How much are we Michigan, Michigan State University,
now make approximately 92 percent willing to offset spending?" he asked. Wayne State University, and the
of what their peers earn. "ANY ONE of these solutions won't Michigan Technological Institute -
In comparison with faculty and be the solution," Frye said. "It's share $25 million in addition to what
staff at peer public institutions - such going to have to be a combination." they get for their general budgets.
as the University of California - Referring to an idea by Regent Neal Since it costs a university money to do
Berkeley and the University of Illionis Nielsen (R-Brighton) to use about $5 research, the fund is designed to
- faculty at the University still make million in grants from private cor- encourage schools to do research that
about 2 percent more, although they porations for research to offset tuition would create new technologies, which
were making7 percent more in 1974. increases, Frye said that "ours is not But the legislaturededb
a $5milion robem.It'sa $0-$3 Bu th legslauredecided to in-
"So how are we doing against com- a $5 millon problem. Its a $20-$30 lude the research fund in the school's
petition? Not so well," Frye con- million a year problem. general appropriations while in-
cluded. Shapiro said money from private creasing the amount all schools
ACCORDING to his figures, the foundations for general purpos receive, regardless of whether
University now spends $8,915 a per would be hard to come to because rcie eadeso hte
per student - only $300 more than its foundations usually give money to research money is included.
peer public institutions and about things they can get something out of,
$4,000 less than the peer private in- such as research projects. RESEARCH universities getting
stitutions. HE ADDED, however, that a plan the fund were, in effect, penalized
"The way things are going, we can't recommended last year by the because they would get less of an in-
hope but to lose ground to the Governor's Commission on Higher crease to use for its general fund.
privates," Frye said, "and we're not Education for the state to match One possible solution, Frye said,
much ahead of the publics." donations by private industries to would be to increase out-of-state
muc e pu . ~tuition, while freezing in-staetiin
The University has to find more universities could be an answer.r uiti" E ',h taeefreingeintate-tuition.
money from tuition, cut-backs in "I think the state would go for it Each percent increase in out-of-state
spending, state aid, or other source, Nielsen said. "It's an opportunity to tuition would generate $1 million
Frye said, or "give up the idea of get the state's schools to build en- more, Frye said.
competing with the private in- dowments, and of course the Univer-
stitutions and settle for the top of the sity of Michigan would benefit the Nielsen supported the idea, saying
great public universities in the coun- most because we get most of the that he opposed in-state tuition in-
try." private donations." creases to raise money, but supported
try. praising out-of-state tuition "for pople
BUT according to Frye, one source But Richard Kennedy, vice whailligt-oayu orpewy
will not be the answer. "We can't hope president for state relations, said the who are willing to pay more anyway.
for the state to improve its funding," state would not back the plan because But Regent Paul Brown (D-
and "we can't make further cuts and they know the University would Ht Regent Paul own- D-
internal reallocations without benefit disproportionately from such Petosk ingo"hersdouyof-draw
damaing he ualiy o ourin-tuiton, asking "Where do you draw
damaing the quality of our in- a pH.E LEGISLATURE'S bogged the line? Pretty soon, out-of-state
Frye noted that the University is down by their across-the-board men- studentsagngdtoasartong tonn
currently in the middle of a five-yeartality they've gotten recently" Ken- Wiliams, and Vassar, and Penn.
plan to reallocate $20 million, and in nedy said, explaining that the becse
addition, the University made about legislature wants to give all univer-
'U' receives its share of unusual gifts
"heritage of Leadership: Cam- sailboat with a trailer, spinnaker
(Continued from Page l) paign for Michigan. It is one of gear and two sets of sails for sum-
Program. Old hats, old furs that the largest private fund-raising ef- mer fun.
people think can be used for forts ever undertaken by a public Dead fish usually don't seem like
productions set in different time university, with a goal of $160 the perfect gift, but a fossil fish
periods are often interesting rem- million. specimen, a Cladocyclus, was
nantsoftimesgoneby. Through the Campaign for presented last month to the
According to Cameron-Bailey, Michigan other interesting gifts Museum of Paleontology in the
most of what is donated is antique. have been received. For example, name of furthering science.
"We have offers from people who a miniature putting pad was given All gifts that the University ac-
have really old, old things," she to the Mott Children Hospital for cepts are put to good use and are
said, all the aspiring young golfers that welcomed. But it is the unsolicited
pass through. gift, when someone calls and says
BUT BECAUSE of their already A coin collection representing "I have this stuff, could you use
large stock to set almost any stage, approximately 99 countries and the it?," that often brings the unexpec-
not everything can be accepted or 18th to 20th centuries was donated ted. It is up to the lucky depar-
put to useCameron-Bailey said. to the James V. McConnell Fund in tment chosen as the recipient to
the Departmeny of Psychology. find a place and a purpose for the
In 1983 the University set'up the " _.. Camp Michigania - received, a... offered Item. ,,,.

Spanish official killed
on his way to work
MADRID - Suspected Basque
guerrillas assassinated a Defense
Ministry admiral yesterday as he
rode to work and seriously woun-
ded his driver in the second fatal
terrorist attack on a senior
military official in six weeks.
Two or three gunmen in a stolen
car intercepted the auto containing
Rear Admiral Fausto Escrigas
and his driver as they drove down-
town to the Defense Ministry and
opened fire through the window,
authorities said.
Doctors said Escrigas, 59, died
instantly of 12 bullets that riddled
his heart, lungs, head and liver.
Uganda leader named
KAMPALA, Uganda - Lt. Gen.
Tito Okello, commander of the ar-
my under deposed President
Milton Obote, was sworn in yester-
day as head of a new military jun-
ta. He promised elections and a
return to civilian rule within a
A semblance of order returned to
the streets of Kampala, where
soldiers had gone on a two-day
looting rampage. A dusk-to-dawn
curfew remained in effect and the
borders of the East African nation
remained sealed, with airports and
Lake Victoria ports closed.
Tests on AIDS drug
may begin soon in U.S.
WASHINGTON - Tests might
begin in the United States this
summer on an AIDS drug
developed in France that is repor-
tedly being used to treat actor
Rock Hudson, the Food and Drug
Administration said yesterday.
An FDA spokesman said the
drug's manufacturer is expected to
file a formal application for ex-
perimental tests or "com-
passionate use" of the antiviral
medication, known as HPA-23,
within a few weeks.
"We will do all we can to ex-
pedite the application so they can
begin testing as soon as they are

ready," FDA spokesman
William Grigg said. "That could be
within a few weeks or a few mon-
Challenger blasts off
Shuttle Challenger was primed for
launch yesterday on America's
50th manned spaceflight even
though engineers do not know what
triggered the shut down of its
engines two seconds before
blastoff 17 days ago.
The chief scientist said the
weeklong astronomy mission is the
busiest, most complicated and
potentially one of the most produc-
tive flights yet in the four-year
shuttle program.
Their first launch attempt July
12 was aborted when the shuttle's
computers detected a coolant
valve problem in engine No. 2 and
safely shut down the ship's three
main engines.
Committee supports
Mich. wilderness bill
WASHINGTON - The House In-
terior Committee gave its support
to the Michigan wilderness bill
yesterday and backers hope they
have satisfied questions about
mineral rights in the Nordhouse
Dunes along Lake Michigan.
The bill would create 11 wilder-
ness areas totaling 92,000 acres. A
spokesman for lead sponsor Dale
Kildee, D-Mich., said a floor vote
is expected in early September.
The committee approved the bill
on a voice vote with only Rep.
Michael Strang, R-Colo., dissen-
"We don't think there's much
problem with it (the bill)," a
Kildee aide said, basing his views
on the tone of discussion during the
committee meeting and on reac-
tion to a Kildee amendment last
week to assure that the owner of
mineral rights under the dunes
would be given a reasonable chan-
ce to use them.
The owner, Gerald Derks, wants
to explore for oil and gas deposits.

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